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Accessibility and supported languages


ArcGIS StoryMaps supports accessibility by following the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). For more information about these guidelines, see the WCAG Overview. Stories created with the story builder support keyboard navigation, alternative text, suitable color contrast, semantic structure, and other accessibility design and feature considerations. These enable authors to create stories that are accessible to a broad audience as they take advantage of these capabilities.

Many accessibility features, such as keyboard navigation and acceptable text color contrast, work without any effort from the author. However, authors must provide alternative text for any media added to the story such as images (including the logo), videos, maps, and embedded online content. Alternative text can be entered for each type of media through its properties.

Supported languages

The following languages are supported by the ArcGIS StoryMaps story builder, viewer, and website:

Arabic, Bosnian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese (Hong Kong), Traditional Chinese (Taiwan), Turkish, and Vietnamese.

For signed-in users, the language is determined by the ArcGIS user profile language setting. For users who are not signed in, the language is determined by the browser's language setting.

ArcGIS StoryMaps product documentation is currently available in English.